KNEE PAIN - TRIGGER POINT OVERVIEW
The signs and symptoms of knee problems can vary widely. The knee is an extremely complex joint, involving many bones, articulations, and soft tissues. Add to this the amount of use it gets over a lifetime and its vulnerability to a range of injuries and diseases, and it becomes readily evident that the knee can be a common source of pain. Common injuries include ligament strains, meniscus damage, bursitis, and tendon injuries. Careful investigation as to the cause of the pain is essential. However, we have found the following protocol extremely effective for a wide range of knee problems.
STEP 1 Study the anatomy and direction of the muscle fibers.
STEP 2 Prone ICT to:
STEP 3 Deep stroking—massage area generously, upward only.
STEP 4 Supine. Medial and lateral gapping articulation to knee joint, with knee in slight flexion.
Then ICT to:
Vastus medialis and/or lateralis insertion Quadriceps expansion—just above patella Ligamentum patellae, just below patella (STP)